Ligularia dentata Desdemona

Sometimes called Elephant Ears, this is a bold specimen perennial that needs a moist location.
Plants form a clump of large, rounded dark-green leaves with a purple backside. Taller stems appear in midsummer, bearing clusters of bright golden orange daisy flowers. Superb for the back of the border, or at the waterside. An unusual centerpiece for a tub or large container. Both the flowers and leaves are great for cutting. Clumps may be divided in the spring, every 3 to 4 years.
In warm summer regions plan to grow in this in shade.

Hardiness Zone : 3-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun or partial shade
Soil Moisture: Average or Moist
Blooming Time: Mid – late Summer  
Foliage Color : Deep Green – purple black
Plant Uses: Border, Cut Flower, Container, woodland  
FlowerHead Size: Very large
Height: 35-47 inches
Spread: 30-35 inches
Resistant for: Deer
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